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ange on 04/22/2014 at 12:30AM

Help Shape the Future of the FMA

This month, the Free Music Archive celebrates its 5th year since it emerged from the Internet-hole. Can you imagine the web without it? In that time, the FMA has helped user generated content flourish, helped artists connect with new fans, and filled all of our personal harddrives to the brim. We are one of the largest collections of Creative Commons music online, reaching 70,000 curated tracks this Spring.

It's time for me to go, and leave this vessel in the hands of a new captain. I've accepted a new position working at Slate, and now it's time to find the next person to lead this project into its bright future.

More info about the job here.

During the transition, continue to share share all your troubles and victories with contact (@), and someone will always get back to you. That person right now is the wonderful Faye.

In my time at the FMA, we've worked together to remix public domain ephemera with the Prelinger Archive, and overthrow the Birthday song. We've welcomed exciting new FMA curators including AS220, Radio BunkerRadiusCKUT and Boston Hassle. We even built an app for iPhone, and launched our own Free Song of the Day Podcast.

I've adored being a part of our parent project WFMU, and learned so much from watching how the staff, volunteers & DJs keep the magic factory full of magic. Thanks to the FMA's founding director Jason for all of his guidance and bottomless enthusiasm for the project. No one has made more mixes on the FMA than my old desk-mate WFMU's Liz B, who broadcasts her favorite FMA uploads every Monday morning on WFMU. Also infinite credit goes to WFMU's stellar volunteers Matt Marando and Mario Santana who masterfully master and upload all the sessions that come through WFMU over the years. Big kudos to Lou Z and Chris M who have led our team of volunteer submission screeners.

Thank you all again! Viva FMA!



noisemaxim on 04/25/14 at 08:35PM
Do you want to go? Oh, no!
andrea on 04/25/14 at 09:49PM
@noisemaxim! I love the FMA, but it was time for me to move on to something new.
Salmo on 04/26/14 at 05:08PM
you did a very good job. I love FMA. Good luck Ange !
macedonia on 04/28/14 at 09:10PM
You will be missed, Andrea. All the best to you in your future endeavors.
Jaan Patterson on 05/01/14 at 04:25PM
deaR Andrea, may you be blessed you have done this to us! Thank you ever so much dearest one all the very best to you! R
andrea on 05/01/14 at 04:33PM
Thank you, Jaan! It's been a blast working with everyone involved in this project. Thank you for all you've shared, and keep sharing!
Godot on 05/11/14 at 10:48AM
So sorry to hear that you are leaving... It was a pleasure to cooperate with you Andrea! I wish you good luck in your new job! Thanx for everything and take care!!! Jozef
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